Essays Tagged: "Earthquake"

"A Discussion On Earthquakes"

arked with "Good," "Very Good!," etc.Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive ... ir incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocen ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Plato - "The Ring of Gyges".

ut a shepherd, for the king of Lydia, named Gyges. One day as Gyges was letting his flock graze, an earthquake opened the Earth before him. Gyges curiously climbs down into the opening to investigate ...

(1 pages) 109 3 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Langston Hughes Biography.

left their home in Lawrence, Kansas to join James Hughes in Mexico. The visit did not last long. An earthquake destroyed the city and Carrie Hughes decided she and her son and mother could not live sa ...

(2 pages) 121 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Discription of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Including the Environmental science that caused it to happen.

On March 27, 1964 an earthquake shook Anchorage Alaska. It was 5:36 P.M. local time. The quake registered 8.6 on the Rich ... t quake that has hit the United States in recorded history, and second largest known worldwide. The earthquake started with a few seconds of small tremors. The tremors quickly developed into intense s ... d the sea. People stated that the aftermath looked like a war zone.2The cause of the "Great Alaskan earthquake" was the result of the movement of huge plates of the earth's surface. In this case the P ...

(3 pages) 91 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Role of Plate Tectonics, In Natural Disasters on the West Coast: How the Great Alaskian Earthquake, Eruprion of Mt. St. Hellens, and the Loma Prieta Earthquake are connected.

The Role of Plate TectonicsIn Natural Disasters on the West CoastOn March 27, 1964 an earthquake shook Anchorage Alaska. It was 5:36 P.M. local time. The quake registered 8.6 on the Rich ... t quake that has hit the United States in recorded history, and second largest known worldwide. The earthquake started with a few seconds of small tremors. The tremors quickly developed into intense s ... d the sea. People stated that the aftermath looked like a war zone.2The cause of the "Great Alaskan earthquake" was the result of the movement of huge plates of the earth's surface. In this case the P ...

(8 pages) 157 5 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A short report on the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. All vital facts and a bibliography included.

toring the Mount Saint Helens volcano. Seismicity began several days before March 20, 1980, when an earthquake of 4.2 centered under the volcano commanded wide attention. The first of a series of smal ... was obvious on the north flank of the volcano. Seismicity continued into May, with fewer but larger earthquakes, and phreatic activity was intermittent.5An earthquake registering 5.1 on the Richter sc ...

(3 pages) 67 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

This essay is about san Francisco and its earthquakes It includes: Introduction, how they happen and famous earthquakes

SAN FRANCISCO REPORTIntroductionThis report in on San Francisco and its earthquakes. San Francisco has a history of famous earthquakes including 1906 and 1989. This report ... Francisco has a history of famous earthquakes including 1906 and 1989. This report is about the way Earthquakes work, how Earthquakes have been handled in the past and how we can protect and prepare f ... how Earthquakes have been handled in the past and how we can protect and prepare for the future.How Earthquakes happen and where they occurEarthquakes perform when to plates rub together. California l ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

My group was the earthquake group. I had six members in my group, none of which I remember except myself. Our group never divided up jobs.

Earthquakes        My group was the earthquake group. I had six members in my gro ... newspapers, and typed the reference sheet.        From my research I learned that earthquakes can simply be defined as a naturally induced shaking of the ground caused by the fractur ... und caused by the fracture and sliding of rocks within the earth's crust. There are at least 6,000 earthquakes detected throughout the world each year. Many people have heard about or experienced fi ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Urban Life In Pompeii and Herculaneum.

building in Pompeii was the Basilica. The Basilica was a covered market and meeting place, until an earthquake occurring AD62 caused the roof to cave in, resulting in the Basilica becoming an open-air ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Assam Earthquake

The Assam Earthquake On August 15, 1897, more than 1538 people died. The cause was one of the biggest b ... , more than 1538 people died. The cause was one of the biggest blind earthquakes in the world. This earthquake was at least an 8.1! Out of the earth, which was open for 5 days, came columns of steam a ... ings into one day. Sometimes stressed out crust lets go of the stress in sudden fits. We call these earthquakes. On August 15, people were waking up to celebrate three years of independence fro ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

What Causes a Tsunami.

unami, meaning wave in the harbor in Japanese, is a series of waves produced by one of 4 things: an earthquake, a landslide, a asteroid/meteor or a volcanic eruption. Most Tsunami's go undetected beca ... damage. During the last week in December, two plates in the Indian Ocean shifted causing an earthquake measuring a 9.0 magnitude which is the largest earthquake ever recorded. The earthquake t ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Do you really know "LOVE" ???

you know that you fell in love?When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision, you have to work out ...

(2 pages) 37 1 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The December 26, 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia

On Sunday December 26, 2004 at 6:58:50 a.m. local time, the tsunami earthquake hit land in Southeast Asia and caused a massive amount of death and destruction. This 9.3 ... ction. This 9.3 scale earthquake was the biggest and most dangerous to ever hit since the 9.5 scale earthquake on May 22,1960 in Chile. Earthquakes of this magnitude happen only every thirty to forty ... heast Asia not as many people would have died because they would have known to evacuate. The earthquake was located about forty kilometers down sea level with its epicenter at 3.298oN, 95.779oE ...

(5 pages) 54 1 4.2 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Top Ten List of Characters for Charles Dickens's "Mr. Dombey"

nged Florence's life at some point. After fooling Florence by telling her where Susan was after the earthquake Good Mrs. Brown robbed Florence (Ch. VI, p.69-73) and gave her really old and cheap cloth ...

(4 pages) 1079 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Pompeii: Some primary sources for pompeii and descriptions of thier purpose. On funeral and burial practices

cupied by statues of Juno, Jupiter, and Minerva. In 62 C.E., the temple was seriously damaged in an earthquake, and was in the process of being repaired until Mt Vesuvius erupted. In this physical sou ... cess of being repaired until Mt Vesuvius erupted. In this physical source some problems such as the earthquake and the volcanic eruption had damaged the temple which could have destroyed some of the i ...

(5 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Newspaper article: What Is It Like To Live In One Of The World's "Hot Spots" ?

apping our Christmas surprises, people in parts of south East Asia had a very unwanted surprise. An earthquake that measured 8 on the Richter scale was an abrupt wake up call to everyone. The epicente ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Effects of earthquakes on a typical fishing village

gularly shaped slabs of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. Earthquakes occur when convection currents in the mantle causes plates to move. When the plates conv ... s snap or are displaced along a fault, there will be tremors or vibrations in the Earth's crust (an earthquake). These earthquakes can occur both on land and in the ocean. The extent of damage caused ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Earthquakes

An Earthquake can be devastating to peoples homes, businesses and can even lead to more vicious natural ... be devastating to peoples homes, businesses and can even lead to more vicious natural disasters. An earthquake is caused by two plates sliding past each other, but then the plates get stuck because of ... a big build up of pressure which will cause the rock to eventually shatter.California is known for earthquakes, and that is because California is the home to the San Andreas fault, The San Andreas fa ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The Torre Mayor Tower: The Sky of Mexico

f seismic energy in Mexico City and any tower that tall would have to be built to withstand a major earthquake. The engineers that designed the tower utilized many innovative engineering concepts such ... rant" (Rahimian 2003). The dampers proved their worthiness on January 21, 2003 when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit Mexico City. The bottom floors of the tower had already been occupied. The Torre Mayo ...

(5 pages) 14 0 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Civil Engineering

Study Notes on the 7 Levels of Troy. Important information!

e under paving* Extensive repairs to South - South East Wall.Materials:* Residents are survivors of earthquake - Same material culture.* Decline in Mycenaean Pottery in Troy Viia - Due to war - (Altho ... h this result" - Korfmann* Troy was razed to the ground around 1200 B.C. - 1300 B.C. by fighting or earthquake. Due to outer limits of the City Korfmann uncovered evidence of a catastrophe around 1200 ...

(2 pages) 22 0 2.4 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies